Prepare Now for the Cybersecurity Trends Coming in 2023

Prepare Now for the Cybersecurity Trends Coming in 2023

Looking ahead to the next few years in cybersecurity, it’s essential to anticipate the kinds of trends and changes that will be happening in this rapidly evolving field. 

Here are six key areas to watch out for in 2023:

Artificial intelligence (AI)

AI and machine learning will play a significant role in cybersecurity, with more companies using these technologies to detect and respond to threats. AI-powered security solutions will become more sophisticated and effective at identifying and blocking malware, phishing attacks, and other cyberthreats. 

We’re in a new era of cybersecurity, where AI and machine learning are being used more and more to detect and respond to threats. As a result, AI-powered security solutions are becoming more sophisticated and effective at identifying and blocking malware, phishing attacks, and other cyberthreats. 

Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices are becoming more commonplace, and as the number of connected devices grows, so does the surface area for attacks. As a result, hackers will target IoT devices more frequently in the coming years, so it’s essential to ensure they are appropriately secured.

As IoT devices are connected to vulnerable systems, an attack on them could lead to data breaches, Denial of Service attacks, and other serious threats. 

To secure IoT devices, you should consider the following:

  • Keep software up to date
  • Enable encryption
  • Monitor activity
  • Restrict network access

Cloud computing

Cloud computing will become even more ubiquitous in 2023, and new security challenges will come. For example, more companies will move sensitive data and applications to the cloud, increasing the risk of data breaches and other security incidents. 

Therefore, it’s essential to partner with a reputable cloud provider that takes security seriously and has robust security measures in place. They should also have a clear incident response plan that includes notifying customers during a security incident.

Another security concern with cloud computing is that it’s often difficult to know where your data is stored. It’s essential to clearly understand where your data is located and who has access to it. It would help if you also considered encrypting your data to protect it from unauthorised access.

Mobile targets

With more people working remotely, mobile devices increasingly become targets for cyberattacks. Hackers will exploit mobile devices and app vulnerabilities to access sensitive data. Therefore, keeping your mobile devices and apps updated with the latest security patches is essential.

Mobile devices are undoubtedly convenient and flexible, but new cybersecurity risks and cybercrime threats come with that. Mobile devices contain sensitive data and connect to corporate networks, which makes them appealing to cybercriminals. Therefore, mobile device security must be a top priority for individuals and organisations.

Remote Workers

In 2023 we’ll continue to see a rise in remote work. With more people working from home, there will be an increase in the use of mobile devices and cloud-based applications and services. 

This shift will present new challenges for cybersecurity, as mobile devices and cloud platforms are more vulnerable to attack than traditional on-premises systems.

Companies must implement robust security measures to secure remote workers, such as two-factor authentication and data encryption. They will also need to provide employees with training on cybersecurity best practices.

Rise of Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks will continue to increase in frequency and sophistication. In addition, hackers will use more sophisticated techniques to deceive people into revealing sensitive information or downloading malware. As a result, it’s essential to be vigilant when opening emails and clicking on links. 

If we train our employees about the dangers of phishing, then we can make our organisation more secure. Unfortunately, social engineering attacks are becoming more common, so it’s essential to be vigilant. 

Some steps we can take to protect ourselves from phishing attacks are:

  • Verify the sender of the email before opening it.
  • Do not click on any links in the email unless you are sure they are safe.
  • If an email looks suspicious, do not hesitate to contact the sender to verify its authenticity.
  • Be cautious of any attachments in emails, even if they appear to be from a trusted source.

Stay Alert & Call GKM2 If You Need to Improve Your Security Posture

These are only a few cybersecurity trends we can expect in 2023. As the landscape changes, it’s essential to stay alert and adapt your security posture accordingly. Taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity can protect your business from the latest threats.

By ensuring that your security posture is well-rounded and comprehensive, you can mitigate the risk of a significant breach.

It is clear why so many companies are embracing cybersecurity awareness. 

If you’d like to know more or need help with your cybersecurity needs, contact us at +61 2 9161 7171 or send us a message to get started.